Joint Online Event, 16 June 2020
The DAAD and its partners ACA, Diku and Vluhr organised a joint online seminar on increasing synergies within and between higher education, research and innovation.
The National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation within the DAAD has published its Erasmus+ Annual Report for 2019 and presents interesting facts and figures about the EU programme.
In the context of the European Green Deal, the discussion has started as well on how to make the Erasmus+ programme greener. The European Parliament has published a first draft report on this topic.
The German EU Council Presidency will have to adapt to the changed framework conditions caused by the coronavirus crisis.
Nuevo Micro Bank
A new EU pilot project with a budget of 50 million euro has been launched to facilitate investments in education, training and skills for individuals, European companies and institutions.
The DAAD has launched a follow up initiative to the successful HOPES programme (Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians).
The winter semester 2020/2021 at German universities starts later. The dates for the summer semester 2020 will not be postponed, but German HEIs are still closed, so lectures will be held as online courses.
At the beginning of March, the European Commission published the basis for a new EU strategy for Africa, which aims to establish a close partnership with the African continent.
The EU research programme Horizon 2020 will provide additional funding for a research dimension of European Universities under the chapter "Science with and for society".
The Committee for Education and Culture of the European Parliament is concerned about possible budget cuts for the 2021–2027 Erasmus+ programme generation. The committee chairwoman has issued two press releases criticising the current proposals of the European Council for the 2021–2027 EU budget.
Future of EU Higher Ed Policy
Here you can find an overview of the development process, the ideas and political decision papers.